The Pardu

The Pardu
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fox News On Facebook, A Burst Of Fox On Twitter And Bill Moyers: GOP "Dog Whistle"

Recent court decisions reversing Republican strategy to restrict the vote has Fox News riled up even more than an improved US economy. There are some things that are not supposed to happen. The court decisions are so outside the conservative and Fox News paradigm, the network is reacting like a WWE wrestling match in which the pre-determined winner did not follow the script.

While CNN has taken to employment of the "black conservative" Obama hater Kevin Jackson for coverage of the St. Louis, Missouri protests.  I will give the network credit for booking inane drivel speakers like John Lott and allowing the talking-head to show their ignorance.  Actually, Lott is not ignorant. He is the archetypal Fox News guest who goes on camera, spews a wealth of false info and rest comfortably knowing the host (s) will provide cover. The host will close the set by covering the guest with flowing praise and tucking the guest away with supportive comment before moving to commercial break (eg, Hannity, Fox and Friends, Megyn Kelly, Bill Hemmer et al).

As to Kevin Jackson? CNN should be far more careful about telegraphing its efforts to appeal to conservative audiences while covering a protest related to a black teenager was summarily executed by a white cop. Is the network so consumed with appearing balanced network producers would book a avowed conservative to ward-off the prospect of a progressive view of the protests? Networks rarely make severe booking mistakes. Kevin Jackson is covering the St. Louis protest for a reason, and the reason points an indicting finger at CNN producers. Why not declare network intent to compete against Fox News as the new One America Network?  

CNN your political dirty skirt is showing!

Let's move back to Fox News and a burst of Twitter posts.

Killer Democrats, really?
Fox producers should have avoided this segment, California Congressman Duncan Hunter and his 10 captured ISIS infiltrators.
I will bring this exhibition to close with a two plus minute segment from Bill Moyers and Company. Ronald Reagan is without question the Father of Modern Conservatism and the catalyst of all racial divisiveness we experience today. He and his operatives (Lee Atwater et al) promulgated political strategy that has metastasized into racial divides only manifest in the ante-bellum South. 

The essence of GOP "dog whistle" politics and its racial charged base.

How pathetic is American conservatism?

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